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GuerrillaReads No. 87: Jeremiah Walton

Guerrilla reader Jeremiah Walton graduated from high school in spring 2013, and hit the road hitchhiking the following fall. He is founder of the small press Nostrovia! Poetry.

He’s currently traveling cross country with Sam Lennon and Captain Thornton running a traveling bookstore, Books & Shovels.

Read more at Walton’s website: Gatsby’s Abandoned Children.

GuerrillaReads No. 86: Rhonda Langley

Fresno’s own locally-grown writer Rhonda Langley knows quite a lot about about music, gardening and writing. More than that, she loves to share the things that matter to her. She’s written a number of books, both fiction and nonfiction.

In this guerrilla reading, Langley reads from her novel, Good Friday, and captures the sights and sounds of Fresno, California. Especially the sounds. Listen for the lovely songs of the birds that accompany her reading.

You can read more about Langley on her website.

GuerrillaReads No. 85: George Cattan

George Cattan is a life-long political junkie. He was born in Palestine, lived for many years in Syria, and has been writing about political struggles his whole life. He writes in Arabic, and we are fortunate to have this video of him reading in English translation from his memoir.

“Politics,” Cattan tells us, “is like an addiction.” In this reading, he explains how his thinking about politics has evolved over more than seventy years of life experience.

Cattan read for GuerrillaReads as part of a program run by Orange County-based Tiyya Foundation, which provides basic necessities for refugees and displaced American families.

GuerrillaReads No. 82: Des Zamorano

Des Zamorano’s novel, Human Cargo, carries on in the fine tradition of LA noir with private investigator and krav maga aficionado, Inez Leon. Zamorano ends her guerrilla reading at LitFest Pasadena with Leon announcing a provocative, “Glendale’s the reason why I’m here.”

Enjoyed this video? Learn more about Zamorano on her website. Or watch all the videos from LitFest Pasadena 2013.

GuerrillaReads No. 81: Just Kibbe

Just Kibbe is a poet and founding member of the Pirate Pig Collective. Wearing a top hat and vest, he drove his white sedan onto the lawn at LitFest Pasadena. He left with a car covered in poems.

He also left us with a few poems of his own:

The pirate pig looks out into the world with his one good eye
And is misquoted making commentary in the dirt


GuerrillaReads no. 80: Melinda Palacio

Poet Melinda Palacio reads two “how to” poems from her collection, How Fire is a Story, Waiting. First, the title poem:

My grandmother caught the flame in her thick hands.
Curled fingers made nimble by kaleidoscope embers.
Fire burns hot and cold if you know where to touch it, she said.

Then she shares with you the must-have secrets of How to Make a Mediocre Poem Sing.

GuerrillaReads No. 79: Lucy Wang

Author Lucy Wang does some investigating “down there” where she discovers chirping chickens,  spicy red peppers and the door to death and destruction.

This guerrilla reading is an excerpt from her one-woman show, Chinese Girls Don’t Swear. Read more about Wang or follow her @sensuousgourmet.